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I have now switched to Ubuntu (I posted earlier about compiling issues) and am now having trouble with the Add/Remove programs feature. Whenever I tick a program to install it ...
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    I have now switched to Ubuntu (I posted earlier about compiling issues) and am now having trouble with the Add/Remove programs feature. Whenever I tick a program to install it gives me a message box saying "List of applications is not available. Please click reload."

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    Does your machine has internet access?
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    Yes, I am browsing the forums now from the machine. Whenever I try to install something it says that "List of applications is not available. Please click reload.". So I click reload, enter the root password, it shows a progress bar saying it's dowbloading, all the message boxes dissapear looking like the problm is solved and then when I try to tick the intsall this app box, it wil go through the whole thing again.

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    Open Terminal and execute this
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    sudo apt-get clean all
    sudo apt-get update
    Try Add/Remove again. In case it doesn't work, post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list file here. Either open that file in Gedit or execute this
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    Copy contents and paste here.
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    Same problem

    I just put ubuntu on my computer today because I can't get bt3 to install, so I was going to try and us vmware player, but it won't install. I tried you suggestions and they didn't work, when i put in cat /etc/apt/sources.list

    it comes up with:

    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    ## users.
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy partner
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy partner

    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
    casey@casey-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get clean all
    casey@casey-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
    Reading package lists... Done

    please help

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